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Register today for our DNP online information session

Join us for a live information session and learn more about the DNP program from MU's Sinclair School of Nursing. As part of the live event, you will be able to ask questions, participate in the discussion and receive additional information from our staff.

Date: Feb. 14, 2017

Time: 12 noon – 1 p.m. CST

Meet Robin Harris, DNP RN

Leading the session will be Dr. Robin Harris, current director of MU's Doctor of Nursing Program (DNP) and Area Coordinator of the Nursing Leadership and Innovations DNP area of Study at the Sinclair School of Nursing. She received her DNP from Rush University in Chicago and her MSN from Mizzou. Dr. Harris has over 10 years of experience in nursing education as well as experience in maternal-child nursing and prepared doctorally in systems leadership.


Earn your DNP from Mizzou

Combining online and in-person learning — the doctor of nursing practice program at the MU Sinclair School of Nursing prepares nurses to become leaders in their respective advanced nursing practice roles, with a strong clinical focus. The DNP is designed for nurses seeking a terminal degree in nursing practice and offers an alternative to a research-focused doctoral program.

Choose from six areas of study:

  • Adult-gerontology clinical nurse specialist
  • Family nurse practitioner
  • Family psychiatric and mental health nurse practitioner
  • Pediatric clinical nurse specialist
  • Pediatric nurse practitioner
  • Nursing leadership and innovations in health care

Degree Details

  • Online graduate students pay in-state tuition regardless of residency.
  • Typical completion time varies ranging from 2 years post-master's to 6 years post-baccalaureate (part-time).
  • Graduates of the DNP programs in one of the nurse practitioner or clinical specialist areas of study will be eligible for advanced practice nurse certification from AACN or AANPCP.
  • The first summer of enrollment, you will come to campus for a mandatory three-day orientation, typically in early June. In addition, short, intensive campus experiences (no more than three days) are required in select specialty courses.

Learn more about admission criteria and the application process.

State authorization

States require that the University of Missouri be authorized to deliver university-level distance/online education to their residents. Each state handles this process differently. Please see our State Authorization page.